To provide a reliable, heavy usage escalator system for the airport
Schindler has been selected to fit out with new escalators Terminals 1 and 2, as well as the Royal Terminal of King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh.
The project, to be completed by 2022, includes 74 escalators of the type Schindler 9300, the world’s most popular escalator.
Scope of the project is to provide a reliable, heavy usage escalator system for the airport that helps transport over 28 million passengers per year.
Gelban AlGelban, Commercial VP at Riyadh Airports Company (RAC) said: “It is important to choose the right partner to achieve a positive business outcome.
"Keeping this in mind, we are glad to have partnered with Schindler on this project that will propel our expansion plans and the overall functioning of the King Khalid International Airport to a whole new level.
“We want to ensure travellers are provided with the highest level of comfort and the best experience at KKIA, which is the gateway to the Kingdom. With Schindler as our partner on this journey, we aim to achieve this and more.”
RAC is part of Saudi Arabia’s aviation sector privatization program.
The company manages and operates KKIA in the Saudi capital and is working on upgrading the KKIA infrastructure, expanding with new services and facilities. Riyadh Airports is also moving forward with plans to develop, manage, and operate other airports in Riyadh Governorate.
Schindler has been present in Saudi Arabia since 1957 and has expanded considerably in the last decade by acquiring full ownership of Saudi Elevator and entering into a partnership with the Olayan Group.